This video is about a guitarist who decided to use his iPhone to record what his strings would look like from the inside out, while actually playing it. He wanted to see what the oscillating strings would appear like from this vantage point.
I’ve never really thought about this perspective so I was a little interested. This effect is thought to be brought on by the Rolling Shutter issues that exist on the iPhone. It’s been well know to all those phone techies out there.
I have a Nokia N8 and it doesn’t have this problem. I know this because I just tried it. I do have an iPOD though and I’m wondering if it has the same controversy as it’s sibling the iPhone. Na, I’ll just Google it! I hope you enjoy the video!
We sometimes hear of stories about machines/robots that have taken over our jobs but how about this new collection of hardware and software that plays music? This band is called E.O.L. (End of Life). The band is performing a tune called The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson. When that song first came out I fell in love with it.
The guy goes by the name BD594 on Youtube and he said that it took him 2 months to finish the act with his robotic band mates. I think it pretty funny and I just had to show someone!
Dom, Eddie I think that we have finally met our match. While watching the video for the first time, I observed that friend pinhead’s job is the only one who’s instrument might be safe, damn downsizing pencil pushers! That 4 stringed instrument is called a cello in case you didn’t realize it and it doesn’t fit most peoples interpretation of what a real bass guitar is? No bass player(s) have been eradicated during the pre-production of this video … I think?
The original C.F. Martin acoustic guitar factory is a place that I’d love to see before I die! Due to the fact that I’m terrified of flying, I think that driving would definitely be the route for me take. Anyone into a road trip?! It’s roughly 683 km (425 miles) from Toronto and only a 8 hour drive.
Over the years I’ve played on many Martin Guitars. Every one of them were very different in the way that they played or sound. When I was a younger, one of the small things that stuck in my mind, while playing one of these gems, was the contrasting widths of the necks.
I then started thinking to myself, with this Martin acoustic I could play a particular song on this one better on it then another one. Humm. Then while playing on a completely different Martin I could fool around with another song I would find that it was easier on this one then the one that I previously played it on and so on.
Some time later on, I came to the realization that not all Martin acoustic guitars are made exactly the same. Why where they like that? Remember I was only a 13 year old back then. I constantly thought that these guys must really know what they are doing. Over the years I would dream about where the Martin guitars were made and who these guitar makers were.
So if I walked through the doors of the original C.F. Martin plant, I bet it would be quite the experience. I bet I would be transformed back to those early days, contemplating why each guitar was unique from the other. I imagine that I might smell the scent of fresh cut wood, be exposed to some rare humidity that would be hanging in the air. The overall sense of history that you get by walking through it’s hollowed hallways would stay with me for a long time.
So considering the weather is kinda crazy this winter, I guess this video will be the next best thing to being there. Enjoy.
Here are a couple of great video tours of the C.F. Martin factory brought to you by Premier Guitar.
Part 1, 2, 3 & 4.